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Travel Consultant Caroline tells us about her recent trip to Cuba.

Where have you been?

Cuba

Have you been before?

Yes, 15 years ago.

Were there notable differences?

There were many changes, on arrival I noticed so many modern cars as taxis. Lots more restaurants and shops in Havana and Trinidad. I remember being shocked at the complete lack of shops for locals when I first visited, now there isn't a lot more, but many more tourist shops.

How did you get there?

Flew with Air France via Paris.

How long were you there for?

11 days

General route?

Starting off with a few days on the beach in Jibacoa then onto Havana, Viñales, Santa Clara and Trinidad then back to Havana.

Which was your favourite?

Place: Trinidad and Havana both battle for first place.

Hotel: Hostal Madero in Havana.

Excursion: Classic car tour in Havana.

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  • Ben Line
    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

  • Chris Rendell Dunn
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • Carrie Gallagher
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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